SCTU Pres. On WLSH Experience The Outdoors

Large Blog ImageSchuylkill County Trout Unlimited Chapter president Tony Mione was the Sunday, Dec. 14, guest of Republican Herald/News Outdoors Editor Doyle Dietz on “Experience The Outdoors,” winner of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association award for best outdoors radio program,.

You can listen to the whole show by clicking the player below or on the Web at wmgh.com by clicking the “Experience The Outdoors” link.

 

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SCTU now on Instagram

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Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited has joined the Instagram  community.  The direction Instagram will take us isn’t certain, but there is surge in users and we felt it time to get aboard.

Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012 for 1 billion dollars. Instagram now has 300 million monthly users.. The photo and video-sharing app has surpassed Twitter’s official user count of 284 million.

Instagram has become the visual cousin to Facebook, attracting younger users at a time when the parent company is seen by some to be losing its youth appeal.

SCTU will be uploading pictures and videos to this newly created account.  You can create an Instagram account and follows us too.

Use the link on the left tool bar from this site to visit SCTU on Instagram.    SCTU Instagram

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Product Spot Light

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Loon Outdoors has gained its success through manufacturing environmentally friendly fly fishing accessories. They are constantly striving to improve their products, making sure they are not just convenient and efficient, but also leave the rivers as pristine as you found them. 

They sell their products world wide and are proud to manufacture the majority of their products in the United States. By supporting r local community,they, in turn, support our global community.

 

 

Stocking of Class A Wild Trout Streams

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Dear Pennsylvania TU members,

At the 2014 Fall Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) meeting (September 29 & 30, 2014), the Board of Commissioners voted to allow stocking of Class A wild trout streams. The policy change, documented at http://fishandboat.com/rulemakings/255finp.pdf, allows the Executive Director, with approval from the Board of Commissioners, to designate Class A streams for stocking

This is a major change to what was originally proposed to the Commission, which PATU did not oppose, that would have allowed some stocking in Class A sections where:

  1. Angler use meets or exceeds the 75th percentile (number of anglers/ mile on Opening Day)
  2. The water had been stocked the year preceding the Class A designation
  3. The stream does not contain a wild brook trout population or the trout species to be stocked are not the same species as the primary component of the wild trout population.
  4. The stream was not identified as Class A prior to 2013.
  5. After review of the above data, stocking could be approved by the Board of Commissioners and the Executive Director.

However, in its final consideration, the Board of Commissioners voted to remove all of the above criteria except the approval by the Commissioners and Executive Director (statement of policy 57.8a). Essentially, this change could allow for any Class A stream across the state to be stocked if approved by Board of Commissioners and the Executive Director.

Class A streams are considered some of the best and most pristine waters in Pennsylvania, and provide a wonderful recreational opportunity for all anglers. We believe that this amended policy leaves the door open for the PFBC to stock Class A streams across the state. Please take a few minutes to provide comment to the PFBC and ask them to please consider including the originally proposed criteria into policy 57.8a, so that our Class A streams can remain the pristine waters they are today. The comment period is open until December 15th. See below for how you can submit comments.

To provide input to statement of policy 57.8a, please submit comments in writing to Executive Director, Fish and Boat Commission, P.O. Box 57000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000, by December 15th. Comments may also be submitted electronically by completing the form at www.fishandboat.com/regcomments. If an acknowledgment of electronic comments is not received by the sender within 2 working days, the comments should be retransmitted to ensure receipt. Electronic comments submitted in any other manner will not be accepted.

 

Conserving, Protecting and Restoring the Schuylkill County's Cold Water Fisheries